o The Paleozoic history of continents:
major mountain-building activity along continental margins
numerous shallow-water marine
o transgressions and regressions over their interiors
o These transgressions and regressions
Geography 201-02 Midterm Review Sheet
Unit 1 Introduction to Geography.
1. Describe the five themes of geography. Why are they important?
2. Explain the three different types of regions and give an example of each.
3. What is the difference
Geography 201-02 Review Sheet
Kelly Swanson Fall 2015 Semester
I. Industry and Economic Development:
1. Explain Webers least Cost Theory.
2. List five natural resources and where they are found in the United States.
3. List the five primary means of indus
o the study of what organisms live where on earth and why
o (from Humphries and Parenti, 1999)
o A naturalist in Europe
o From the Ark to Ararat
Single creation of perfect species
Origin: Mt. Ararat, Turkey where
What is Geodesy ?
o Geodesy is defined as the science of determining the size, shape and gravity
field of the Earth.
o If you know the size/shape of the Earth, you should also be able to figure out
where you are on the Earth.
o Why would people care abou
Sediment Transport & Geomorphology
Learn basic concepts of sediment transport and fluvial geomorphology
Understand sediment budgets (sources, sinks, pathways for sediment)
Discuss infrastructure and ecosystem response
Contemporary Evidence for Subglacial Bed Deformation
Two contrasting approaches
o Research Aims
Features produced by bed deformation
o Primary Glacigenic Deposits
o Subglacial Associations
Research into current processes
Climate Change Simulations of the 20th and 21st Century: Present and Future
Is our climate changing?
What is in climate models?
How do we run the models on supercomputers?
Verification of climate models
o Model projections of past and futu
What is an environmental management system (EMS)?
o Part of an organisations management system used to develop and implement its
environmental policy and manage its environmental aspects.
o (AS/NZS ISO 14001:2004 cl. 3.8)
o What is AS/NZS ISO 14001:2004?
o The spatial perspective: how human activities are organized in space & how
they relate to the natural environment.
o Origins of Geography
Geo meaning EARTH
Graphy meaning To Write
CLAUDIUS PTOLEMY circa 150 a.d.
Oceanography Orals Review
o Some Generals
Moving Heat drives Circulation
TOA rad in Tropics > Poles than outgoing LWR atm & ocean heat
New 1/6 ocean
Atm circulation cells set up
High & Low Pressure in
Soil Science Simplified
o Soils/Land Use Objectives
o This ppt will cover the following objectives:
o U. Recognize soil as an important resource.
o V. Describe basic soil properties (and formation factors)
o X. Determine basic soil properties and limitat
What Is Geography?
o Geography is from two Greek words, Geo Earth, and Graphien to write.
o It is simply the study of the earth, and everything that goes on, on it.
o Geography is the one of the oldest and most diverse fields of study.
o Geography Today
Water for the World
o The role of water is central to most natural processes
Weathering, contaminant transport
o energy balance
transport of heat, high heat capacity
o greenhouse gas
~ 80% of the atmospheric greenhouse effect is caused by
What Is Ecology?
o The word ECOLOGY was coined by Ernst Haeckel in 1869. It is derived from the
Greek oikos, meaning "household", "home," or "place to live" and logos, "the
o Haeckels definition: ".the investigation of the total relationships o
What is the Silk Road?
The Silk Road is not a road but a network of trade routes where merchants carried goods for
Covering over 4,000 miles, the Silk Road did not only consist of land route but had sea routes as
It had two rotes: one that co